Botanical Name: Cordyceps
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Lung, Kidney
Key Characteristics: Gently tonifies Kidney Yang, augments the essence, tonifies the Lungs, settles coughs and wheezing, and stops sweating.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution in those with exterior conditions.
Actions & Indications:
- Augments the Kidneys and tonifies the yang: for impotence and sore and weak lower back and lower extremities associated with Kidney yang deficiency.
- Tonifies the Kidney yang, augments the Lung yin, transforms phlegm, and stops bleeding: for chronic coughs, wheezing form deficiency, or consumptive coughs with blood-streaked sputum. Because it tonifies both the yin and yang and is a very safe substance, it can be taken over a long period of time.